Go Green and Save Green on a New Clopay® Front Door in 2013

Mar 20, 2013

Uncle Sam is offering you a tax incentive to improve your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal.

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If you purchased and installed an ENERGY STAR® qualified Clopay entry door in 2012 or plan to in 2013, you may be able to take advantage of afederal energy tax credit worth up to $500.

The credit equals 10% of the product cost with a lifetime maximum of $500.

For example, if an entry door costs $2,000, the tax credit would be worth $200. Labor and installation charges are not included.

To be eligible for the tax credit, entry doors must:

How to claim the credit:

  1. Obtain a receipt showing the purchase price of the door, excluding labor and installation charges, and the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement.
  2. Submit tax form 5695 to claim the credit for the year the purchase was made.
  3. If you claimed a residential energy efficiency credit in a previous tax year, consult a tax professional or visit www.irs.gov to determine your eligibility for this credit.

See the Clopay entry door models that qualify for the energy tax credit.

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There are several long-term benefits to upgrading your front door besides the tax credit.

According to the Remodeling 2012-13 Cost vs. Value report a midrange entry door replacement yields the best return on investment on average, nationwide, when it comes to recouping cost at resale.

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Low-maintenance fiberglass doors are an increasingly popular alternative to wood doors that typically don’t hold up to the damaging effects of weather.

The polyurethane foam core provides five times the insulating value of a wood door, which can lower heating and cooling costs and improve the comfort of your home year round.

Is it time to replace your front door? Find out.

Download Clopay’s entry door idea brochure.



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